|Probably my favorite book of the month|
Okay, enough of that. Expending all of that energy just wore me out. You see, I have a cold. Or, if you heard me say that aloud, it would sound more like, "I hab a code." Into every life a little virus must fall, but I'm a tad resentful that said cold interfered with my enjoyment with my visit last week to Nashville. Boo.
Anyway, here, in chronological order, is what I read in March. Some of 'em I even reviewed. Wonders will never cease. Three audio books and a YA novel helped increase my stats for the month, but there's not a single work of nonfiction here. Gotta work on that for next month!
2. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith. A sweet YA book. I liked it a little less than The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but it's still a quick, easy read. Two teens form a connection when they're stuck in an elevator during a power outage in NYC. They really click, but they both end up moving away from NYC soon after that chance meeting. You know the drill.
4. The Horse and His Boy by C S Lewis. I re-listened to this one on audio because I was in a pinch and needed something for a short trip but didn't want to buy something new. Here's my older review of this one, but suffice it to say that the reader is very good, and while I was filled with nostalgia listening to this one, there are a lot of complicating factors listening to this book as an adult. Namely the Islamaphobia and anti-Arab sentiment running through it.
5. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. Review here.
8. The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd. This novel has both head and heart. It's so, so satisfying and engaging and informative and entertaining. Review here.
11. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. This was a re-read via audio. I loved the listening experience so much that I updated my original review of this book, found here.
12. The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith. Fascinating collection of short stories that incorporate traditional Vietnamese ghost stories into the modern Vietnamese experience. Mini review here.
13. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Listened to this one on audio, read by Dan Stevens, aka Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey. Enjoyed it to bits, not least because Dan Stevens is one excellent, not to mention dreamy, reader. I'd love to see a modern film version of this, so somebody please make this movie.